NASA Spinoff homepage - Listing of the current issue and previous back issues. Note: They are PDF files that
range from 2 to over 100 MB in size. Spinoff is a premier annual publication by NASA featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. For more than 40 years, the
NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has facilitated the transfer of NASA technology to the private sector, benefiting global competition and the economy. The resulting
commercialization has contributed to the development of commercial products and services in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation,
public health, computer technology, and environmental resources. Since 1976, Spinoff has featured between 40 and 50 (not all) of these commercial products annually. To
see all of the NASA spinoffs, Spinoff maintains a searchable database of every technology published since its inception. This is a mostly unknown, very slightly publicized
benefit NASA has provided the world over the years. This free transfer of technology is without charge.
We Stopped Dreaming - When you click on this link, a 2minute, 38 second video
will open up showing Neil deGrasse Tyson on how Congress has removed the dreams of America and the world. It is from
Real Time With Bill Maher August 05, 2011.
Neil deGrasse Tyson NOT Holding Back - When you click on this link, a 5 minute, 20
second video will open with Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining the background (the WHY) behind NASA's creation. It explains why
Both political parties have failed this nation and the future of the human species. It is up to you to place the demand
(contact your local representative) where it belongs for all of our futures.
24 hours of Aircraft flying around the world - When you click on this link, a 71 second video
will open up showing how the world, commerce, and people are actually very connected. Unfortunately, the less developed parts benefit rarely
or take very little advantage of this feature of the modern world. Aircraft may been seen in concentrations over the United States, Western Europe,
and the Orient. The intensity varies depending on the time of day and sunlight.
Cryo Purge - Click on the link to see it full size.
Endeavor Final Fly Out (Video) - Click on this link to see Endeavor on her Final Fly Out. First a NASA T38 aircraft takes off as escort aircraft, then
Endeavor Taxing for take-off, and finally Endeavor on the back of a dedicated 747 taking off. This is the last Shuttle to ever get airborne.
Unfortunately video does not have the highest resolution.
Sunset from Space - Click on the link to see it full size. This link has another (page bottom) that allows you to see any
location from space - Day or Night.
Top of the clouds - Click on the link to see it full size. In all the years of flying (too many hours to count) I did, I was only in
this situation once. The key is first having a stable level on top of the clouds - very rare event itself. The next item required to line up is for
the top of the clouds to be at a specific even altitude used for flying long distance (no need to bother you with details). This last item is extremely
critical. For those that have ever driven a go-cart when they were young (or at some tourist location) it is like comparing doing 50mph in a car to
25mph in a go-cart. You have no realization of your speed in a car because you are off the ground, but in that go-cart where your bottom is literally
inches away (hence your eyes are lower), your visual senses are on overload. Take that same situation/feeling to an exponential level and you may sense
what I felt that day doing 500+ mph literally inches above the cloud tops. It was almost a bucket list event. For my eyes to be barely above the cloud
tops, the bottom half of the aircraft was in the clouds. We did not stay there long (For those that know the "lingo", I was under ATC control flying IFR),
but it was an event I will always remember.
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